Saturday, April 26, 2008
Artichokes are taking over my garden
I planted artichokes in the garden last year and look at what monsters they have become. I truly hope that I get a yield greater than the two whole artichokes that these plants yielded last year. In other garden news, I already had an early spring planting of sweet peas, blue lake beans and butter lettuce in, but today I added 10 tomato plants of all shades, sizes and varieties, as well as some cavolo nero (Thanks Tommy Habetz) kale, and some bitter italian salad greens. I also added some cassis and gooseberries in the front yard, and I spotted some Hyssop in the garden store this morning, so thats probably going in as well. I definitely have plans for the cassis and gooseberries in some upcoming concoctions, but don't be surprised if my curiosity gets the better of me and I experiment with tomatoes or sweet peas.